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    Default Engine vs. bus

    This will make your blood pressure rise.



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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptOldTimer View Post
    This will make your blood pressure rise.



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjGzBnu9aXc
    I am kinda surprised they kept as cool as they did. I liked the comment over the PA "Maybe you shouldn't be driving a bus".

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptOldTimer View Post
    This will make your blood pressure rise.



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjGzBnu9aXc
    Sorry Capt... That to me was funny! The Ignorance is something to be laughed at

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    I hope they reported that. Why not back up and take the next block?
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    I would have his arse.... One way or another....

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    I would have been LIVID.....

    Did anyone else catch the FF saying something about a fatal fire w/an 8 year old? ..... Hope that really DID make it to the MTA as a complaint!

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    Asked MTA/shared the link with them, curious to see if I get a response...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianFyrTrks View Post
    Sorry Capt... That to me was funny! The Ignorance is something to be laughed at
    Yeah real funny, seeing how they were responding to a fire, hope nobody was in the building. I hope the mother friggin dumb@$$ sumbeach bus driver gets fired.

    I sent in a complaint to MTA, though I don't live in NY, this is rediculous. I told them if I didn't get word back I'd file with the city themselves. Pretty sad when someone outside the city cares more than someone that works there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by firefightinirish217 View Post
    Yeah real funny, seeing how they were responding to a fire, hope nobody was in the building. I hope the mother friggin dumb@$$ sumbeach bus driver gets fired.
    Oh, don't get me wrong, I totally agree with you... When possible get out of the way, plain and simple but this jack off had nothing in front of him.

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    I think that was a buff bus...
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    I'm surprised non of the FF's tried pulling the driver out through the small window. What a dumbass.

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    I wouldn't have been surprised if hte rig had started PUSHING the bus....and was also waiting for the driver to be pulled out the window.....

    hmm...just had a thought...anyone share this with local news yet?????

    edited to add - just emailed the link to my local news station.....think the video might go viral???
    Last edited by pasobuff; 12-31-2010 at 06:45 AM.

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    Snow. Congested streets. And maybe some other circumstances that we know nothing about.

    Not going to say anything except that we ask for the right of way, and there are times we don't get it.

    Back to the culture of "we have to get there NOW".

    We also don't know what they were running too. Based simply on the fact that the member who came up to the bus was not in SCBA, I would suspect it was not a fire (or would hope it wasn't a fire). So how critical was it that they got there quickly?

    Sorry, but we have no idea of what was going on here beyond what we saw on the sceren.

    Get on the radio. Tell dispatch and other companies you will be delayed. It happens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    Snow. Congested streets. And maybe some other circumstances that we know nothing about.

    Not going to say anything except that we ask for the right of way, and there are times we don't get it.

    Back to the culture of "we have to get there NOW".

    We also don't know what they were running too. Based simply on the fact that the member who came up to the bus was not in SCBA, I would suspect it was not a fire (or would hope it wasn't a fire). So how critical was it that they got there quickly?

    Sorry, but we have no idea of what was going on here beyond what we saw on the sceren.

    Get on the radio. Tell dispatch and other companies you will be delayed. It happens.
    Oh schit, here we go again, you and your effin stupid @$$ crap. Look at the video, there was no traffic in front of the idiot driving the bus. There was no congestion either. The firefighter was even showing the moron where he could put his bus to get the hell out of the way. Of course God forbid you actually use any common sense whatsoever in your so called analysis of the situation. Do yuo disagree just tp **** people off? I mean come on, the video is obvius, there's not much there to leave a person guessing, except a total moron that is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    Back to the culture of "we have to get there NOW".


    That's because the culture of " we will get there later " hasn't worked out as well.
    We do not rise to the occasion. We fall back to our level of training.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DFDMAXX View Post
    That's because the culture of " we will get there later " hasn't worked out as well.
    Ba-zing........
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    SCORE!!!.....

    Made it onto my local new station - http://watercooler.freedomblogging.c...-a-fire-truck/

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    Quote Originally Posted by pasobuff View Post
    SCORE!!!.....

    Made it onto my local new station - http://watercooler.freedomblogging.c...-a-fire-truck/
    Nice!!!

    Can't wait to hear more about this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by firefightinirish217 View Post
    Oh schit, here we go again, you and your effin stupid @$$ crap. Look at the video, there was no traffic in front of the idiot driving the bus. There was no congestion either. The firefighter was even showing the moron where he could put his bus to get the hell out of the way. Of course God forbid you actually use any common sense whatsoever in your so called analysis of the situation. Do yuo disagree just tp **** people off? I mean come on, the video is obvius, there's not much there to leave a person guessing, except a total moron that is.
    I have no ideas what was happening there, except that this video occurred in a city that doesn't deal with snow very well, and it sure all hell appears they had a hell of a lot of it at the moment.

    I have been in those types of situations, and yes, they suck, but they happen. Advise dispatch or the responding IC of your situation, shut the dam siren down, and go and take a look at the situation. Sitting there running the siren and yelling over the PA isn't going to accomplish anything if they have nowhere to go or they can't decide where to go.

    Most of the time it's really not that important if it takes us a few extra minutes to get there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DFDMAXX View Post
    That's because the culture of " we will get there later " hasn't worked out as well.
    And we can also discuss how well trying to get there "now" has worked out recently in Houston, NY, Philly and CT, just to name a few, with fire trucks into fire trucks, fire trucks into cars, fire trucks into buildings, tankers rolling and POV fatalities. We won't even mention the hundreds of other apparatus accidents that have killed US, as well as those civilians that we are so sworn to protect, unless, seemingly they are on the highway.

    Look at the runs. Getting there "now" is often not especially important.

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